This area has to do with nurturing and relating information to one’s natural surroundings. Examples include classifying natural forms such as animal and plant species as well as rocks and mountain types. This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. This sort of ecological receptiveness is deeply rooted in a sensitive, ethical, and holistic understanding of the world and its complexities–including the role of humanity within the greater ecosphere.
This intelligence occurs when a person demonstrates an ability to discern the natural and holistic way we humans develop and learn in various surroundings and environments, then compose or customize learning situations to allow that learning to occur naturally from an innate desire, knowing, and willingness to develop human potential.